GAME 6 RECAP
STAR TRIBUNE’S THREE STARS
1. Jason Spezza, Dallas: Veteran center had a goal and three assists, won 12 of 16 faceoffs and was a brute up the middle.
2. Jared Spurgeon, Wild: Lauded by his coach and opponents, the diminutive defenseman played big with a pair of power-play goals and five blocked shots.
3. Jamie Benn, Dallas: The NHL playoff scoring leader had two assists and a killer goal late in the second period to put the Stars up 4-0.
BY THE NUMBERS
10-7 The Wild’s playoff record in elimination games.
Plus-64 First-period shot attempt differential in the series, with Dallas holding a huge edge.
16 Seconds separating the first two Wild goals Sunday, a franchise playoff record.
5-4 Wild record this season in afternoon games. The Stars were 5-1.
27-11 Faceoff win-loss for Wild captain Mikko Koivu on Sunday.
“It was insane.”
— Wild center Charlie Coyle on the third period.